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Speed Runs
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4,146
ITEMS
97.5M
VIEWS
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Speed running (trying to complete a videogame in the fastest time possible) is almost as old as gaming itself. At least, it's almost as old as games that have a definite end point or staging points, since speedrunning a game with infinitely repeating levels is Sisyphean. This collection hosts downloadable movie files documenting the swiftest possible way to complete videogames such as Quake, Metroid, Zelda and many others. The videos come from Speed Demos Archive , TASvideos , and other...
Topic: video games
the Bell Book Collection
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282
ITEMS
265,597
VIEWS
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Artifactual materials and documents relating to The Computer Museum in Boston, 1980s-1998 This is a collection of “computing” and books about “computing” before the stored program computer. Gwen Bell began collecting these 200+ books about computation and record keeping in 1976. This was just after the opening of the Digital Museum which was a converted coat closet in the lobby of Building 12 of Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) in Maynard, MA. The museum was started after Gwen, Ken...
The Computer Magazine Archives
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22,541
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24.7M
VIEWS
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With the re-branding of computing power and machines as something welcome in the home and not just the workshop, a number of factors moved forth to sell these machines and their software to a growing and large group of customers. Besides the introduction of more elegant cases and an increased presence by larger and larger firms, a strong argument can be made that one of the forces was the proliferation of computer-related magazines and newsletters that gave a central, printed home for writing...
Giganews Usenet Collection
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25,329
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1.1M
VIEWS
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Giganews , the world’s leading Usenet access provider, and Internet Archive have partnered to preserve text newsgroups, which include discussions between people around the globe on virtually every subject imaginable. Giganews serves consumers, Internet service providers, telecommunications companies, and multi-service operators in more than 196 different countries. As the industry leader in Usenet access service, on any given day tens of millions of Usenet postings are uploaded to Giganews'...
Source: https://github.com/jjjake/giganews
Shareware CD-ROMs
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2,803
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6.7M
VIEWS
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One of the most historically important artifacts to come from the home computer telecommunications revolution was shareware CDs, compact discs put out by companies containing hundreds of megabytes of shareware. Initially containing less than the full capacity of the discs (600mb, later 700mb) these items eventually began brimming with any sort of computer data that could be packaged and sold. As material "ran out", that is, as sellers of these CDs found they were unable to easily find...
Topics: Mark Fugitt, Mike Laybourn, sysop, RBBS software
The DOOM Level CD Collection
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57
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4.3M
VIEWS
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"Doom WAD is the default format of package files for the video game Doom or its sequel Doom II, that contain sprites, levels, and game data. WAD stands for "Where's All the Data?" Immediately after its release in 1993, Doom attracted a sizeable following of players who created their own mods for WAD files—packages containing levels, graphics and other game data—and played a vital part in spawning the mod-making culture which is now commonplace for first-person shooters....
Classic PC Games
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12,108
ITEMS
13.9M
VIEWS
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eye 13.9M
Take a step back in time and revisit your favorite DOS and Windows games. The files available in this collection consist primarily of PC demos, freeware, and shareware. These files are the original releases which will require intermediate to advanced knowledge to install and run on modern operating systems. If you would rather simply try some classic MS-DOS games inside your browser you may wish to try the online MS-DOS Software Library . New games are added to this collection on a weekly...
Topics: PC Games, Vintage computer games, Windows games, DOS games
Historical Software Collection
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65
ITEMS
18.3M
VIEWS
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eye 18.3M
This collection contains selected historically important software packages from the Internet Archive's software archives. Through the use of in-browser emulators, it is possible to try out these items and experiment with using them, without the additional burdens of installing emulator software or tracking down the programs. Many of these software products were the first of their kind, or utilized features and approaches that have been copied or recreated on many programs since. (historic...
Topic: historic software, software, vintage software, antique software
TOSEC: The Old School Emulation Center
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233
ITEMS
9.7M
VIEWS
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eye 9.7M
The Old School Emulation Center (TOSEC) is a retrocomputing initiative dedicated to the cataloging and preservation of software, firmware and resources for microcomputers, minicomputers and video game consoles. The main goal of the project is to catalog and audit various kinds of software and firmware images for these systems. As of release 2012-09-15, TOSEC catalogs over 200 unique computing platforms and continues to grow. As of this time the project had identified and cataloged 466,396...
Software Library: MS-DOS Games
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4,229
ITEMS
41.3M
VIEWS
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Software for MS-DOS machines that represent entertainment and games. The collection includes action, strategy, adventure and other unique genres of game and entertainment software. Through the use of the EM-DOSBOX in-browser emulator, these programs are bootable and playable. Please be aware this browser-based emulation is still in beta - contact Jason Scott , Software Curator, if there are issues or questions. Thanks to eXo for contributions and assistance with this archive. Thank you for your...